Avesco-PH team cops Taiwan Memory Championship medals
Filipino Grandmaster of Memory Mark Anthony Castañeda snared two silver medals even as 15-year-old Jamyla Lambunao bagged two golds in the juniors division at the Taiwan Memory Championships held over the weekend in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
Castañeda placed second overall in the Names and Faces and Spoken Numbers categories and finished third in the Historic Dates event to spearhead the campaign of the Filipino delegation sent to the two-day, 10-category mind sport event by Avesco Marketing Corp.
The 15-year-old Lambunao, who holds two world records in the Kids division, ruled the Random Words and Spoken Numbers and finished runner-up in the Names & Faces and Speed Numbers in the 13-17 age class.
Jan Jelo Juanir won four gold two silver and one bronze medals in the Kids division.
“This is a very tough tournament because it brought together top memory athletes from Germany, Sweden, Mongolia, China, India, United States, South Korea, Japan and the host country Taiwan,” said PH delegation head and coach Anne Bernadette Bonita.
The other team members are Joel Micus Lolong, Dorothy Elenzano, Nico Angelo Esperanza, Richard Stephen Sarcos, Philip John Benitez and Axelyancy Tabernilla.